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Archive for February 5th, 2008

Upgrading to WordPress 2.3.3 using Subversion

February 05, 2008 @ 08:47 By: gordon Category: WordPress

I’ve been using Windows Live Writer to compose my blog entries for about six weeks now.  It’s an amazing program that lets you write blog entries offline in a robust editor and then upload your entries to your blog painlessly.  Very slick!

When I upgraded to WordPress 2.3.x at the end of December, I also started using Subversion (svn) to manage the upgrades.  People with access to a shell on their webhost can use it to check out the latest version (or any version) of WordPress and it’ll handle downloading just the files that have changed since you last upgraded.  (Instructions on how to switch to using Subversion to manage your WordPress installation can be found here.)

Chances are good that you won’t encounter this problem when upgrading to 2.3.3, but if you do, hopefully this helps.

WordPress 2.3.3 was released sometime overnight and so I went to upgrade using Subversion.  After making a backup and deactivating all of my plugins, I followed the instructions and encountered the following error:

   1: [gordon@mon WORDPRESS]$ svn sw http://svn.automattic.com/wordpress/tags/2.3.3/
   2: svn: Working copy 'wp-includes/images/wlw' is missing or not locked